2019 Spring Letter

As most of you may know, The Thompson House has been run by the same family for its entire 139-year history. Kurt is the 6th generation, and Eric is the 5th generation to greet you at the door with a Thompson smile. We want to honor the 4th generation, John and Mickey. John and Mickey (in case you didn’t know) are Eric’s parents and Kurt’s grandparents. You may find John making coffee in the morning or on the lawn mower, while Mickey is either watering, weeding or pruning the gardens on The Thompson House property. Yes, this is why the grounds are so beautiful and how they like to spend their retirement days.

In October John and Mickey celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Their children and spouses took them away for a weekend filled with stories, memories, laughs, tears and just enjoying being together. The whole family… children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were together on Christmas Day to celebrate John’s 90th birthday (his actual birthday). The house was filled with more stories, laughs, tears, and love. Mickey always says she can’t believe how one family can be so Blessed. In January John finally decided to stop volunteering for Meal-On-Wheels and was given a certificate of appreciation for his 25 years of service delivering to home bound seniors.

Maddox has spent many days skiing and is quickly becoming an expert. He loves riding the new high-speed 6-pack lift to the top of Windham Mountain and his favorite trail is Wraparound and the jump park. Debbie and Kurt decided to kick Eric out of the office more days this winter, and he has also been enjoying more time on the slopes than in the past 5 years. Eric and Kurt have also been taking turns helping the kids at “Ski Tuesday,” so they can ski with Maddox and his friends.

Everyone continues to do well. Debbie and Aiden have been spending a lot of time together this winter, and Benson loves it. Aiden knows where Benson’s treats are, and there is no place, he won’t find them. Dasha is in her second full season as the manager of Alpine Spa at Windham Mountain and is making a name for herself. Brent continues to teach elementary in Catskill and work on his house is moving forward. He plans on having the whole inside finished this spring. Evan returned to Windham Mountain this year in the ski shop and demo center. He also coached the local boys’ modified basketball team this winter and will be coaching the track and field team this spring.

The Thompson House opens for our 139th summer season on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24, 2019. We hope that you and your family or group will make it up to the great Northern Catskill Mountains this season. If you haven’t already made your reservation for this summer, please call us at 518-734-4510 or send an e-mail to info@ThompsonHouse.com.

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